C2M Student Organizations Reporter Audrey Mattaino

Student Involvement adopts a new smartphone app to appeal to students

George Mason University students can now see what events are happening on campus from their smartphones.

The Office of Student Involvement is now using OOHLALA’s campus app, an app which connects students to their campus communities.

 “You no longer have to log into a site to see anything - just tap the [OOHLALA] app to see what's going on,” Dennis Hicks, Associate Director of the Office of Student Involvement, said in an email.

Mason partakes in the the holiday spirit with #GivingTuesday

George Mason University is participating in #GivingTuesday, the very first national campaign aimed at giving back to the community during the holiday shopping season.

Mason debate team reaches #1 ranking

The George Mason University debate team is ranked number one in the nation this season after a successful tournament held on the weekend of Nov. 9.

As of Nov. 19, Mason has 111 total points and 19 tiebreaker points, according to the Cross Examination Debate Association's website.

Live @ Starbucks unites students through music

This semester, the Office of Housing and Residence Life is featuring Live @ Starbucks as part of a series of recreational events dedicated to connecting Mason students through their interests.

“Students have that opportunity to highlight their work playing guitar or doing poetry,” said Jamal Myrick, graduate resident director of OHRL, about Live @ Starbucks. “We're providing really great opportunity to get their faces out there and enjoy themselves.”

Mason holds first student summit on global education

The Center for Global Education held its first ever student summit on global education, which allowed students to share their experiences studying abroad.

On Nov. 13, students presented poster boards with their study abroad experiences in the Johnson Center third floor atrium. Later that afternoon, students showed slideshows and videos that chronicled their trips in a study abroad panel. The presentations included photos, lessons the students learned and tips for prospective study abroad students.

PostSecretU gives students a chance to share

PostSecretU, a public art project hosted by Mason's Active Minds, will allow students to spill their secrets anonymously in a creative way.

Student Health Services provides students with flu shot

Flu season has begun, and Student Health Services is making it easier to get vaccinated.

SHS held a flu shot clinic Thursday, Nov. 1 in the Johnson Center. This was the second flu shot clinic this year that was held outside of Sub I, SHS’s regular location.

Every flu season, SHS holds three to five flu shot clinics outside of Sub I as needed, according to Rachel Noble Benner, Case Manager and Special Projects Coordinator for Student Health Services. Past clinics have been held in the JC, Dewberry, and the Hub.

Student group serves Mason through technology

Student-Run Computing and Technology, a student group at George Mason, has been putting its computer science skills to the test for the potential benefit of the whole Mason community.

Created by computer science student Luke Faraone and the manager of Advanced Network Technologies Ben Allen, SRCT has been working on a number of independent computer science projects that would, once operational, be potentially useful to students.

GMU Golden Key chapter receives Golden Chapter award

In June 2012, the George Mason University chapter of the Golden Key International Honor Society was awarded the highest status available to chapters of the society.

“When a chapter is a Gold Chapter they are becoming leaders on campus and servicing their community on above average standards,” said Traci Gordon, associate director of U.S. university relations for the organization. According to Gordon, in order to achieve Gold status, a chapter has to excel in the three Golden Key pillars: academics, leadership and service.

Former student senator Donald Garrett to continue lawsuit against Student Government

Former student senator Donald Garrett was ordered by a judge to file an amended complaint against George Mason University’s student government.